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farrell: thank you. >> the commission puts a higher priority on matters other than conserving the articles that are part of the collection, for maintaining the collection, for cataloging the collection, and for exhibiting the collection. the collection, which should be, is not a city attraction. i don't know if you knew about the collection before you walked into this room, or read our report. but it's a big deal. i mean it's $90 million, 4,000 things. they do have mention of it on their website. they do have an iphone app but it's limited and incomplete and it really doesn't take advantage to show off the importance of what it is. and that's something that really should be done. and i think one can say that to some degree, even for me personally, before i joined the grand jury, the arts collection was a great city mystery. the budget for maintaining the art collection is unfortunately minimal. it's budgeted for 75,000 for maintenance of the art collection, and we learned that a good portion of that funding is used for graffiti abatement. which doesn't leave much money to sort of help to m
giants. supervisor cohen. cohen present. supervisor elsbernd. present. supervisor farrell. present. supervisor kim. present. supervisor mar. present. supervisor olague. present. supervisor wiener. present. and mr. president supervisor chiu is not in the chamber. >> thank you. given that supervisor chu just got married we will excuse her this week and will be excused and will you please join me in the pledge of allegiance. >> pledge one and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> colleagues we have board minutes from the meetings. could i have a motion on approve those minutes? moved and seconded. without objection that will be approved. madam clerk do we have any communications? >> there are no communications mr. president. >> if you could read items one through six. >> these item are from the consent agenda and if want to called separately we. >> colleagues any separate? >> (calling roll). there are ten aye's. >> those ordinances are finally passed and approved. next item. >> next item is to administr
, supervisor farrell? >> aye >> supervisor kim? >> kim aye. >> supervisor mar aye. >> supervisor olague? >> no >> supervisor campos? >> no. >> campos no, president chiu? >> aye. >> supervisor chu? >> chu aye. supervisor cohen? >> aye. >> there are eight ayes and three nos. this resolution is adopted-game item 11 is a resolution authorizing the recreation and park department to accept and expend a conservation grant in amount of $131,000 from the california department ever parks and recreation for the twin peaks. >> roll call vote. (roll call vote ) there are eleven ayes. >> this resolution is adopt [ gavel ] . >> item 124 21 authorization the director of public works to execute an amendment to the construction management services agreement for the laguna honda hospital replacement program. >> same house, same call. this ordinance is adopted [ gavel ] . >> item 13, resolution authorizing the department of public works to accept and expend a federal grant in the amount of $1,381,000 from the metropolitan transportation commission. >> same house, same call. this ordinance is
? >> elsbernd aye. >> supervisor farrell aye. >> supervisor kim? >> kim aye. >> supervisor mar, marr aye. >> supervisor olague. >> olague aye. >> supervisor wiener. >> aye. >> supervisor avalos? >> aye. >> supervisor campos? >> campos aye. >> president chiu. >> chue aye. >> supervisor chu. >> aye. >> supervisor cohen, aye, >> there are eleven ayes. >> item 29 a motion appointing annemarie fortier, susana russo and sharie o'neill, >> same house, same call. >> motion approved item 30. >> motion appointing paul giussi to the graffiti advisory board. >> same house, same call, item approved. >> >> item 31 is approved. >> item 32 is a motion appointing bruce oka term ending april 27th 2013 to the sunshine ordinance task force. >> colleagues same house same call. this motion is approved. item 33. >> item 33 is a motion apointing supervisor eric mar term ending november 28,2013 to the california state association of counties board of directors. >> colleagues do we have a motion to , second and without objection, roll call vote. >> on all right 33, supervisor elsbernd? >>
here. please come up. >> supervisors kim, farrell, campos, i wish to testify anonymously. i have a few random thoughts on bed bugs, the spread of bed bugs. first of all, i don't think we have a clue as to how pervasive bed bugs are in san francisco. a thoughtfully constructed survey needs to be devised and implemented. supervisor kim i would suggest that there isn't an apartment building in the tenderloin free of bed bugs. the tenderloin is densely populated. a low-income area, old and neglected buildings, an area in other words vulnerable to their spread. no. 2, interest there is no consistently effective treatment that i am aware of. 3, the treatment protocols do not encourage maximum cooperation because in effect they ask the tenant to turn their abode upside down and inside out. also, although there is a significant number of victims that are allergic to bed bug bites, there are those who are not bothered by them, which might not encourage this particular population to cooperate. you will have so excuse me, i'm a slow talker. generally, pcos are incompetent and expensive. they are
>> supervisor farrell: thank you for the time and for everyone's effort and your presentation. you did a remarkable job up there for so long. we're going to hear from the arts commission now and i know there are other departments here, but i think everyone on the board, and i think in the city would agree our arts are an important part of our legacy and also what keeps our neighborhoods vibrant and a great place to be. thank you for being the watchdog. appreciate it. at this time would the mayor office talk already but do we want to go to the arts commission unless i can give the arts commission another opportunity if they want to have -- if they have any follow follow-up comments. >> thank you again. leo chee, budget director with the mayor's office. i want to reiterate my thanks to the civil grand jury for your work and your interest in improving our city and the arts commission. i did want to just summarize some of the thoughts in the mayor's office about the report and the recommendations. i think we all agree that there has been challenges in the past and i think we're all in
and farrell. i have not experienced bed bugs in my building. i live in the 16th street hotel. many other people have. this bed bug legislation will cause a manager -- will ensure the managers will have train curriculum on exactly what and how to deal with bed bugs, inspectors and the dph to make sure managers don't just say that they took care of. it they will have to prove that they took care of it. this legislation would give tenants peace of mind. managers would have to fulfill their obligations or be issued a violation from the dph and i would be on their tails to make sure that they do their jobs. as a tenants' right organizer i'm known in the mission district as the tro for the sro from hell. thank you. [ laughter ] >> thank you. i'm going to call a few more speakers. rd. >> good afternoon my name is michael harrington with the mission sro collaborative on dolores street and live in the dog patch area in the mission. i have been living there for over ten years and i have had bed bugs twice in that period of time in 2007 and in 2011. i'm a very clean person. but as we all know
moment. supervisor elsbernd aye supervisor farrell aye supervisor kim heir supervisor mar aye [stkpwhr*-rts/] supervisor olague heir supervisor wiener aye supervisor avalos aye supervisor campos aye is >> president chiu aye supervisor chu aye supervisor cohen aye there are eleven ayes. >> the resolutions are adopted. item 37. item 37 resolution urging the board of supervisors to support statewide education funding intives to help san francisco public educational system. >> supervisor wiener? >> if supervisor mar would like to speak first. >> this is both as a funding measure for our schools and i think prop 38 has been controversial recently, but i will just say that prop 30 is the governor's measure that would help prevent serious cuts to our schools. it's supported not only by the california teachers association, but the california federation of teachers and many, many different groups from the california school board associations to others and our board of education supports both. prop 38 is our children and our future local schools and bond debt reduction act. it would actual
call. >> item 23 supervisor elsbernd? >> elsbernd aye. >> supervisor farrell? >> aye. >> supervisor kim? >> kim no. >> supervisor mar? >> no. >> mar no. >> supervisor olague? >> no. >> supervisor wiener? >> wiener, aye. >> supervisor avalos? >> no avalos no. >> supervisor campos? >> no. >> campos no. >> president chiu? >> aye. >> supervisor chu? >> aye. >> chu aye. >> supervisor cohen? >> [kho*-efrp/] aye. >> there are six ayes and five nos. the resolution is adopted. item 24. >> resolution authorizing the fire department to accept and expend a grant in the amount of approximately $1.50 million to upgrade and repace it's self-contained breathing apparatus inventory. >> roll call vote." on item 24 supervisor elsbernd? >> elsbernd aye. >> supervisor farrell? >> farrell aye. >> supervisor kim? >> kim aye. >> supervisor mar aye. >> supervisor olague? >> olague aye. >> supervisor wiener? wiener aye. >> supervisor avalos aye. >> supervisor campos? >> aye. >> president chiu ? >> chiu aye. >> supervisor chu? >> aye. >> supervisor coh
. >> president farrell: just one question. san francisco does very well compared to other california cities but california does poorly to other states. the first finding we're asked to comment on is that we develop more than any other municipality in the u. s. do you know where we stand in there hasn't been a comprehensive analysis from what you've seen. >> yes. i want to clarify. we were asked to either agree, disagree partially, or disagree wholly by the instructions. in terms of the cup half full or empty when we disagree partially you can interpret that as a green partially. in terms of finding one, we just do not have the teat before us. there had not been a comprehensive data set. we would wanted to have a methodology to know what numbers we are looking at. san francisco is in terms of per capita funding arts is one of the highest in the country which is a great honor for our city. so with that i want to speak on a high level of of what the role of the report will be in terms of organizational change and improvement at the arts commission and then i'll at a high level go through some
elsbernd who is in place of supervisor farrell, our vice-chair who just had a newborn son earlier this week. our clerk today is not melissa miller, i'm sorry. our clerk today is derek evans and the committee would like to acknowledge the staff of sfgtv who record the meetings and make the transcript available online. and i would like to acknowledge jennifer lowe and [speaker not understood]. mr. clerk, are there any announcements? >> yes, madam chair. please make sure cell phones and electronic devices, speaker cards and documents submitted as part of the file be submitted to the clerk. [speaker not understood] unless otherwise stated. >> thank you. can you please call item number 1? >> item number 1, motion supporting eric mar to the california state association county board of directors. >> thank you. colleagues, are there any discussion on this item? seeing none, i would like to open it up for public comment. if you would like to speak on item number 1, please step forward. seeing no public comment, public comment is closed. colleagues, do you have a motion on this item? >> make a motion
no other names on the roster, that concludes roll call for introduction. >> supervisor farrell, pardon me. >> colleagues i have one hearing request, following up on mayor lee's comments from president chiu i'm introducing hearing requests regardsing our over $4 billion health care liability on the books in san francisco. in 2004 the government accounts board issued statement 45 requiring government employers to measure and report liabilities associated with post retirement benefits exclusing pensions. the lion's share of that number is health care costs of of our controler's office completed the first required report in 2010 based off of 2008 numbers and estimate our liability at $4.36 billion. in just a few weeks the controller's office is going to release an updated report based on 2010 numbers. in advance of this release i'm calling for a hearing of the government oversight committee to look at the updated numbers in greater detail. the problem isn't so much a balance sheet issue, but the fact that the health care costs are going to rise from approximately $150 million to approximate
. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep john farrell their new >>> hey, how about the man responsible for making the call to sign barry zito to a seven year-$126 million contract. he was certainly loud and proud. we're talking about peter mcgowan, who was in the giants' clubhouse after the critical game that was won where zito went strong. mcgowan and others showed nothing but praise and smiles for no. 75. >> anytime any player signs a contract like that, they put tremendous pressure on them, a bull's-eye on their back. it's a lot to live up to when you have a contract like that. >> you don't just look at the statistics, how good a pitcher he was, you look at, for that kind of a contract, can he provide the leadership? >>> all right. so it will be a rematch, game 2, tomorrow. 4:45. ryan vogelsong against chris carpenter. that will be game 6. >>> the a's traded cliff to the diamondbacks. he was the opening day shortstop. the a's get a big bopper, chris young, an old fielder from the arizona diamondbacks. stay tuned. billy could be making more moves. we will see. >> it's be
manager john farrell by trading infielder mike aviles to the blue jays to bring their former pitching coach back to fenway park. this is only the seventh time in major league history that a team has traded for a manager. >>> and just ahead, a new baby for adele. new details about the filming of "hangover 3." >>> plus, an 11-year-old texan makes history. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back. the big headline is the first big storm in central california. a lot of rain in sacramento and snow at the high elevations, especially about 5,000 feet. the worst of it is today as far as the heavy rain goes. maybe thunderstorms to the north. this will linger through tomorrow. many of the same spots will deal with hit and miss showers tomorrow, too. >>> let's take a look at entertainment news. "paranormal activity 4" pulled in a lower than expected $30.2 million this weekend. filming for "the hangover 3" caused headaches for driving after closing highways. and adele and her new boyfriend reportedly have a new bundle of joy after she gave birth to a baby boy. >>> this weekend, "snl" poked
district as a possible homicide. it happened on the 600 block of o farrell street near leavenworth. 62-year-old william swytack was found dead inside a building. he was suffered a head injury and investigators say they believe he was murdered. there have been no arrests in the case. >>> a contra costa teenager received a 7 year prison term for running down and killing a father and his young daughter. the crash happened last april. prosecutors say the 17-year-old was speeding in an suv when he drove up on the sidewalk killing the man and his 9-year- old daughter. last month the teenager pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving. he will remain in a juvenile treatment program until he is 21. after the sentencing the victims family said they are satisfied that the teen will be undergoing rehabilitation. >>> an assembly today will address a sexual fantasy league created by male student athletes. the principal says varsity athletes drafted female students to their fantasy teams and collected points for sexual activity with them. in a letter to parents the principal said the l
will provide the next accommodation. supervisor farrell. >> thank you president chiu. colleagues today i have the honor of honoring a couple in restaurant district two which had its legged started in a different district. i don't know if it's district nine but i am proud to bring forward craig and annie stole who operate del fiona pizza on california street and their second pizza operation in the city and dove tailing off of the success in the restaurant that i used to go to quite a bit. district eight. congratulations. they opened up on california and have done such amazing job. it's one of the most popular places in my district and we opened up this with great success. they have been written up chronicle and "new york times" and npr which i didn't realize and they're the go to place and it's an honor to bring you both forward today. to let you know about the stoles. craig is from new york but came to san francisco and graduated from the culinary institute of america and won a james berd
agree with supervisor farrell and ask that the mta eliminate these practices look to other jurisdictions for best practices and minimize the practice and explicit guidelines when switchbacks might be justified but the incredible frustration of passenger who is are put into difficult situations when they experience switchbacks certainly i echo the sentiments to look at this practice and make sure it doesn't happen. >> thanks president chiu and before we approve the resolution i would like to open it up for public comment. any members of the public like to comment? seeing none it is close. president chiu. >> i make a motion to recommend the recommended actions. >> okay. and we can do that without objection. madam clerk are there any further items? >> no there are not. >> okay. we are adjourned. impossible. announcer: when you open a book, you can explore new lands... [bird screeches] meet new friends, and discover new adventures. there are amazing possibilities when you open your mind to reading. [roar] you can log onto he library of congress website and let the journey begin. ♪ > he
. >> and supervisor farrell hearing that and by the way i want to thank the airport. i think your department has been a great example of how technology has been well managed and this is why i think we entrusted your department with the data center project. i could agree or partially agree with the statement depending where you want to go with that mr. chairman. >> partially agree is fine. >> okay. finding number ten. the lack of a functional reporting relationship between the city cio and the departmental cio's functional weakness for city wide problems and partially agree the city's inability to manage these projects in a centralized function could benefit from reporting relationship between the city, cio and department c cio's. number 11. allowing common ict xurchgzs addressed and performed by department by department basis has lead to duplication and unnecessary spending. for this i agree. addressing by individual departments is the reason for duplicative efforts and spending. finding 12. the plan does not include ongoing operational activities and prior funding. for this i agree. the five
farrell he weighed in on odd personalities. >> there is quite a few it hits theaters october 12th. >> for more movie news head over to otrc.com. >> coming up blue angels on their way to the bay area. and new added attraction sur to delight this weekend. >> and revealing video that alerted parents of a violent incident. >> prepare prep raigss >>> blue angels will arrive in town in just a couple hours meaning it will be in the air, over the bay for practice runs on thursday. abc 7 news joins us now from the airport with more on all of this for us. mark? >> and this is ruchlor has it there is a practice of being precise. we expect them at 6:15. fleet week air show going to be the big draw on the bay this weekend. and this year... coast guard gearing up for a record turnout. america's cup will be running this weekend with racing along the city front and above their race force is where they will be performing. coast guard is blocking off that area. >> there is 635 law enforcement and the coast guard demonstrated how they'll intercept folk that's may cross into the area but not anticipa
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